The trains were 'First service' meaning they came straight out of
rail service depot. This area is strictly controlled with heavy
security. Al Queda or ETA could never have gained access.
Only Mossad, with it's network of sayanims, could
have the accessed the depots and had the sophistication used on the
background on Madrid
Madrid's a population of 2,881,506 in
1998. Madrid has long been the center of Spanish government and
culture. As a result, it has drawn its population from all over the
country. Castilian, usually referred to as Spanish, is spoken with
several regional accents.
The Basques are a Christian group in the
mountainous region that straddles the border between modern-day Spain
and France and they want an independent state. The train bomb is way
beyond anything they are capable of.
Suddenly the blame shifts from
Basque to Al Queda
Spanish officials initially blamed
the Basque separatist group ETA for the stunningly well-coordinated
series of 10 explosions but later shifted their focus to Al
The Arabic newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi said it had
received a claim of responsibility issued in the name of al-Qaida - It
said the brigade's "death squad" had penetrated "one of the pillars of
the crusade alliance, Spain."
Spain back the USA in their attacks
on AL Queda
"This is part of settling old accounts with
Spain, the crusader, and America's ally in its war against
Detonators and Koran conveniently found in
But the discovery of seven
detonators and an Arabic tape in a van parked near
Madrid, plus a purported al Qaeda letter claiming
The bombs were set off by mobile
phone and contained copper detonators, which are not generally used by
armed Basque separatist group ETA.
Arab bomber also spotted ---- "He
wore three layers of underwear and was closely shaven, which is common
for Arab suicide commandos who because of their faith usually do this
before immolating themselves."
Muslims threaten " Winds of death " on entire
Straight out of a Hollywood
"We have succeeded in infiltrating the heart of
crusader Europe," the letter said, calling the bombings at three Madrid
railway stations "Operation Death Trains."
"We bring the good news to Muslims of the world
that the expected 'Winds of Black Death' strike against America is now
in its final stage," it added.
U.S. intelligence agencies say Muslims will
attack countries such as Spain that supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq
Fears that Al-Qaeda was behind the Madrid blasts grew after a
video was found Saturday in which a man speaking Arabic claimed the
attacks in the name of the Islamic fundamentalist
Video tape found at
"We declare our responsibility for what happened in Madrid exactly 2
1/2 years after the attacks on New York and Washington. It is a response
to your collaboration with the criminals Bush and his allies. "
"You love life and we love death, which gives an example of what the
Prophet Muhammad said. If you don't stop your injustices, more and more
blood will flow and these attacks will seem very small compared to what
can occur in what you call terrorism.
Meir Dagan - Head of
Ties to the Sabra Shatila
Would deny all knowledge of
bombings. Would consider Israel participation in the Bali Bomb,
the three Iraq Mosque bombs, or any others to be absurd
Oddly Israel sends three pathologists will assist
the Spanish government in identifying bodies from the terrorist bombings
1970s:-- Under Sharon's command
Dagan led a special anti-terrorist unit the " Rimon undercover unit,"
which killed Palestinian militants
1982: --As a commander in
southern Lebanon during the Israeli invasion where 30,000 civilians were
slaughtered. He helped establish the pro-Israel South Lebanese Army.
1987-1993:-- He establishment
of undercover units operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
1995: ---After retiring from
the army, Dagan joined Israel's secret service as deputy director.
1997:--- In charge of
counter-terrorism. A long time opponent of the Oslo peace accords, Dagan
finally resigned after Barak appointed a more moderate retired major
general to run his new security-diplomatic team.
Dagan's Positions on Camp
David talks and the current Intifada:
Temple Mount: ---- He feels it's Israel's
property but will let Arabs worship.
Israel's assassination policy: ----- Says it's a
Spain's new socialist Prime
Minister Josť Zapatero ( Jewish ) has made it plain that the
government's position is that the tragedy that killed 192 that those
responsible were international Islamic terrorists. He rejected any
possibility that Eta Basque separatists might have been involved.
"Responsibility for preparing and carrying out the blasts rests
exclusively with international terrorism of a radical Islamist
Jose Maria Aznar's
team: destroyed all computer records dealing with the March 11
Madrid bombings before leaving office
Mr Zapatero told a parliamentary commission of inquiry into